Miami Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards program presented at the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® honors manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products for the boating industry to market. The Miami program offers twenty-two consumer product categories for entry. Complete details can be reviewed on the program webpage.


Product Categories

  • Boat Care and Maintenance (coatings, chemicals, paints, finishes, additives, oils and tools)
  • Cabin Cruisers, Motor Yachts, Trawlers
  • Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats
  • Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software
  • Consumer Safety Equipment
  • Cuddy Cabin, Bowrider, Deck Boats (boats intended for family day use)
  • Deck Equipment (rigging, rope, anchoring equipment, boat covers, canvas work, T-tops/arches, stainless work, mooring gear, steering mechanisms and wheels, exterior and underwater lighting, BBQs, blocks, winches/winch handles, screens, vents, rod holders, outriggers, etc.)
  • Docking and Fendering Equipment
  • Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion/Hyrbid
  • Fishing Equipment, Gear and Tackle
  • Furnishings and Interior Parts (appliances, furniture, lighting, testiles, galley, etc.)
  • Inboard Engines
  • Inflatables and Tenders
  • Mechanical and Electrical Systems (AC/DC onboard and shore power systems, batteries, control apparatus, battery management tools, inverters, chargers, air conditioning, heating, plumbing, ventilation, pumps, tanks and fuel systems, solar panels, etc.)
  • Outboard Engines (including trolling, propane and electric motors)
  • Personal Gear, Soft Goods (clothing, footware, etc.)
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Power Multihull
  • Propulsion Equipment and Parts (gauges, trim tabs, propellers, steering systems, thrusters, etc.)
  • Sailboats (multihull and monohull)
  • Tow Boats
  • Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories
Innovation Awards Archive

2022 Innovation Award Recipients
Cabin Cruisers, Motor Yachts, Trawlers

Grande Trideck, Azimut Yachts

“With the unique raised mezzanine deck, Azimut adds to and redefines outdoor living on a yacht,” said judge Zuzana Prochazka.

Center Console/Walkaround Fishing Boats

S 428 Sport, Pursuit Boats

 “Never before have I seen a fish boat with such an incredible utilization of space that doesn’t sacrifice fishability,” said judge Lenny Rudow.

Consumer Electronics, Mobile Applications and Software

Cyclone Solid-State Open Array Radar, Raymarine

“Technology advancements make possible a streamlined, modern radar with full ARPA,” said judge Alan Jones.

Cuddy Cabin, Bowrider, Deck Boats

23 Electric, Ingenity Electric

It’s skateboard platform could be the start of a new generation of electric boats,” said judge Alan Jones.

Deck Equipment

Rise Telescoping Helm System, Roswell Marine

“Just about everything on modern boats is adjustable except the helm. How is it that it took until now for someone to develop an infinitely adjustable helm,” said judge Lenny Rudow. 

Docking and Fendering Equipment

DuraLast Floating Dock, Orenco Composites

Born of necessity, a resin infused, extremely durable, well-thought out dock backed by a 25 year warranty. What’s not to like?” said judge Frank Lanier

SunLift SLX, Sunstream

“If anyone has come back to their boat lift only to wait through three minutes of grinding gears and slipping galvanized wires they will see the benefits of this quick, quiet and highly adaptable boat lift,” said Gary Reich.

Electric Motor/Battery Powered Propulsion/Hyrbid

e-Motion Parallel and Serial Hybrid, e-Motion LLC

“While there have been serial and parallel hybrid systems in boats for years, I have not seen any manufacturer implement a large system with such graceful integration and ease-of-use for the end user,” said judge Gary Reich. 

Furnishings and Interior Parts

Crossover Series, Magma Products

“The modular Magma Crossover series grill changes the way you cook onboard. From a pizza oven, to the grill, to the cooktop, to the griddle you have no more excuses for bad cooking," said judge Frank Lanier.

Inboard Engines

Supercharged 6.2L, Ilmor

“Ilmor has done a remarkable job increasing horsepower while keeping a large engine with 630 horsepower inside a small footprint for watersports boats, thanks in large part to its innovative cooling system that prevents detuning at high temps,” said judge Gary Reich.

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

CZone Control X, Advanced Systems Group

“It makes digital switching more flexible, allowing boat builders to build better boats,” said judge Ryan Gullang. 

Outboard Engines

7.6-liter V12 600hp Verado Outboard, Mercury Marine

“It’s changed the way boat builders design their boats. It’s so full of innovation we can’t even list it all,” said judges Alan Jones and Lenny Rudow.

Personal Watercraft

Sea-Doo Fish Pro 170, BRP

“It advances the viability of pounding pelagics from PWC,” said judge Ryan Gullang.

Tow Boats

H22, Heyday

“The stern jump seats on the versatile and affordable Heyday H22 allow observers to get a ringside seat to view their friends crash burn,” said judge Alan Jones.

Trailers, Parts and Trailer Accessories

Boat Trailers, Malibu Boats

“The Malibu Boat Trailer has many remarkable features including automatic water-level sensing, sealed metal frame, stowable chocks, steppable reinforced wheel fender platforms and remotely mounted out-of-the-water hydraulic tank,” said judge Gary Reich.